In the heart of the windy season, four friends are about to get swept off their feet...Milly Johnson has written such a lovely book to get you in the mood for the Autumn months. Friendship is key to this story as it is in most of Milly's books; Juliet and Floz have only just met each other but it becomes obvious very quickly that they have found a friendship for life.
Newly single after a bruising divorce, Juliet Miller moves into a place of her own and advertises for a flatmate, little believing that, in her mid-thirties, she'll find anyone suitable. Then, just as she's about to give up hope, along comes self-employed copywriter Floz, and the two women hit it off straight away.
When Juliet's gentle giant of a twin brother, Guy, meets Floz, he falls head over heels. But as hard as he tries to charm her, his foot seems to be permanently in his mouth. Meanwhile, Guy's best friend Steve has always had a secret crush on Juliet- one which could not be more unrequited if it tried...
As Floz and Juliet's friendship deepens and Floz becomes a part of the Miller family, can guy turn her affections into something more- into love for him? And what will happen to Steve's heart when Juliet eventually catches the eye of Piers- the man of her dreams?
Juliet is the more out-going of the two women, she has a huge crush on her boss, Piers Winstanley-Black and dreams that one day he will sweep her off her feet and carry her into the sunset. She is completely oblivious to Steve, her brother's best friend who has always had a thing for her. Juliet doesn't have a good thing to say about Steve, but has this just become a habit rather than true feelings?
Floz is an extremely likable character but she is the one with skeletons in her cupboard. She reveals she has an ex-husband and a more recent broken relationship but she won't divulge any more details. As the book goes on, Floz becomes quieter and Juliet decides that she must find out what is upsetting her new best friend. Meanwhile. Juliet's brother Guy is completely taken with Floz but a mixture of bad timing and misunderstandings means that the two are never likely to get it on.
I have enjoyed all of Milly Johnson's books that I have read, they are always filled with warm and likable characters and a lot of humour. If you are looking for a good book to curl up with on the sofa as the nights draw in then give An Autumn Crush a go!
Dot Scribbles rating 4/5
Many thanks to Simon and Schuster for sending me a copy of the book to review, it is out now!
I have one copy of An Autumn Crush to give away so you can enjoy it for yourself! Autumn is my favourite time of the year (mainly because it is when my birthday takes place!) to win this copy just tell me what your favourite thing about Autumn is, along with your comment please leave your email address so that I can contact the winner! This competition will stay open until midnight on Tuesday 25th October and is open to UK residents only- Good Luck!
The ever-lovely Milly Johnson saw my competition yesterday and has kindly said that she will also send the winner a signed book plate, a book bag and an autumn bookmark!! Now that would make a lovely prize wouldn't it!